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Man Saves Kitten Stuck on Busy Road While Others Keep Driving by
Love Meow ^ | 21OCT18 | Amy Bojo

Posted on 10/21/2018 5:50:48 AM PDT by vannrox

Friday morning, Chuck Hawley from Silverton, Oregon was on his way to work when he spotted something in the middle of the road.

As he got closer, he realized that it was a kitten stuck in the lane.

Chuck Hawley

"I was driving to work and saw cars in front of me passing over something in the road, and realized it was a kitten sitting upright shaking like a leaf," Chuck told Love Meow.

The tiny feline appeared to be stuck to the ground and couldn't break free. Many cars drove around her, but no one stopped. Chuck knew that he had to do something quickly before it was too late. He put his hazard lights on, carefully stopped traffic and rushed to grab the kitten. That's when he noticed that the kitty was covered in glue.

"She was wet, freezing and literally glued to the road," he said.

Chuck Hawley

Chuck gently removed the kitten off the pavement. Her paws were very tender and she was shivering from the cold. He put her in his arms to warm her and swiftly brought her back to his car.

After a much-needed bath and some food, the kitten felt much better. "We don't know who put her there or how long she was there, but she was wet and cold and had leaves stuck to her," Chuck told Love Meow.

Chuck Hawley

He took the kitten to the Silver Creek Animal Clinic, where they removed the rest of the glue and treated her paws with mineral oil. After a long ordeal, the tabby girl was on the mend. She clutched onto her rescuer and purred up a storm.

On their way home, the 5-week-old kitten curled up in his lap and went right to sleep.

Chuck Hawley

The kitten who could barely meow when she was found, now started getting louder. "She was too sticky to really move when I got her off the road but once she was cleaned up, my shoulder was where she wanted to be," Chuck told Love Meow.

The kitty quickly adjusted to her new abode and even snuggled up to the family's dogs for some much-needed TLC. "She is so tiny and tries to nurse our old male Black Labrador."

Chuck Hawley

Chuck knew from the beginning that the kitten would be part of their family.

"We were just talking about getting a cat the other night. She could have found an easier way to find us but she found us," he said. "We are definitely keeping her. My wife has named her Sticky."

Chuck Hawley

In less than a day, the kitten's life was forever changed.

"She went from the worst luck ever to the luckiest kitten in the world," he added.

Chuck Hawley

"I feel like I did the normal human being thing, and everyone should have stopped to help her," Chuck said. "She's a super lover and purrer. She slept between my wife and me last night."

"I'm glad I found her because we scored a cool cat! She will be well loved!"

Chuck Hawley

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: cat; hero; kitten; kittyping; rescue
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Who would do such a horrible thing to a defenseless kitten?
1 posted on 10/21/2018 5:50:48 AM PDT by vannrox
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To: Slings and Arrows

Kitteh Ping


2 posted on 10/21/2018 5:52:21 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot (10/10/51-7/7/16 RIP Dad, I'll be missing you until I cross over to Eternity)
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To: vannrox

Serial killers.

Oh that lil kitty is beyond cute.


3 posted on 10/21/2018 5:52:38 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: vannrox

4 posted on 10/21/2018 5:53:35 AM PDT by maddog55
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To: vannrox

There’s a special place in hell for creatures who do things like that.


5 posted on 10/21/2018 5:54:41 AM PDT by SAMWolf (Western Europe is lost)
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To: vannrox; metmom; MayflowerMadam; onyx

Don’t know about you guys, but I feel the ‘warm fuzzies’. I have a furry buddy in a seat right next to me. She’s having a bad dream.


6 posted on 10/21/2018 5:55:15 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (News and poltiicians who ignore James O'Keefe are fake and evil.)
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To: SAMWolf

This used to be an everyday thing back before computer games.

Bored little boys did that stuff all the time. Worse even.

I LOVE knowing that little brats are killing off computer enemies rather than cats and dogs and other critters.

This one was rescued, and the world sees the rescuer as a hero!


7 posted on 10/21/2018 5:57:45 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (News and poltiicians who ignore James O'Keefe are fake and evil.)
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To: vannrox

I like happy endings.

5.56mm


8 posted on 10/21/2018 5:59:36 AM PDT by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP!)
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To: vannrox

Great story!


9 posted on 10/21/2018 5:59:38 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration
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To: vannrox

BIG Awwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Good on him for saving the kitten.


10 posted on 10/21/2018 6:03:33 AM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: vannrox

I am NOT a big animal-rights wacko (and never will be), but that was a very wrong thing to do. Animals are animals, but being cruel to them is inexcusable. Those who are young who do that to animals frequently become really bad criminals.


11 posted on 10/21/2018 6:10:20 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: vannrox

Beautiful kitty! Cats are the best!


12 posted on 10/21/2018 6:11:33 AM PDT by Zirondelle76
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Everyday thing? Um. Okay.


13 posted on 10/21/2018 6:12:45 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: vannrox

I saw a video about ten days ago on fb, about five minutes long. Camera was still and directed at some kind of small critter cowered down in middle of the right lane. Traffic was moving toward (not away from) the camera. Cars passed around the critter - none of the vehicles passed over the critter.

Then, a car stopped right at the critter. A man got out, went to the critter and talked to it! He then picked it up and put the thing in his car!....and drove off.

I now wonder if this story is the first part of the story.


14 posted on 10/21/2018 6:16:04 AM PDT by Karoo
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To: snarkytart

My granfather talked about kids who tied tom cats’ tails together and threw them over the clothes line. The cats killed each other.

He laughed when he talked about it. Everyday thing....

BACK before computer games.

My mother rescued a cat that was being tortured in a clothes drier. The cat went insane ever since.

Kids used to poke sticks at cats. They used to throw rocks at them and laugh. Every single day in every town.

Thank God for computer games.


15 posted on 10/21/2018 6:19:03 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (News and poltiicians who ignore James O'Keefe are fake and evil.)
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To: snarkytart

There was one wonderful cat back in the 50s. It taught a dog how to bury its business and had a great relationship with a young girl.

The cat had to fight with a dog to eat food. Starved, it scratched the girl who was eating sometime. Scratched her one time.

The mother grabbed the cat by the tail and hurled it out in the woods. Cat never seen again.

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We have come a long way with humanity toward animals.


16 posted on 10/21/2018 6:22:10 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (News and poltiicians who ignore James O'Keefe are fake and evil.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March
Dang!

Where the heck did you grow up!

I grew up in the country and while it did happen it was rare, fortunately.

17 posted on 10/21/2018 6:28:24 AM PDT by Eagles6
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To: vannrox

Teaching from the time kids are able to understand not to be hurtful and cruel to animals is paramount so when we see animal abuse happen we can pretty much assume that these persons have themselves been abused.
If this good guy wasn’t married he would be husband material! Great story.


18 posted on 10/21/2018 6:28:28 AM PDT by mingwah
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To: vannrox
Cute but I've read enough headlines with the opposite result:

"Man killed trying to save dog in traffic"

19 posted on 10/21/2018 6:31:10 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Eagles6

My grandfather was raised in a rough area to be clear.

But I noticed kids throwing rocks at animals all the time back in the ‘70s in a variety of places. I never did except one time when I went squirrel hunting with my cousins. I felt TERRIBLE — we did end up killing one with rocks. Last time I went hunting.


20 posted on 10/21/2018 6:39:21 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (News and poltiicians who ignore James O'Keefe are fake and evil.)
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